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Dive Review of Lahaina Divers/Marriott Maui Ocean Club in

Lahaina Divers/Marriott Maui Ocean Club: "Fun 25 dives over 3 weeks", Jul, 2016,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 49 reports with 21 Helpful votes). Report 8997 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I've been diving in Hawaii yearly (sometimes more than one trip per year), and LD has been my choice from the first time in 2009. Two boats take up to 18 divers each, but you never feel crowded and the divers are divided into 2 or 3 groups, each with a divemaster. Most dive sites have moorings, giving the opportunity to cruise arose the top of the reef near the boat if you've more air/no-deco time on your computer. Some dives are "live" drops, with groups entering the water SEAL style, drifing, then getting picked up as a group, such as the Molokai hammerhead charter and the 3-tank trip to Lanai on Thursdays. DMs make a real effort to look for rare creatures and those endemic to Hawaii and seem to enjoy when you've found something unusual and want further info, not just "herd cats" as with some operators I've experienced. Lanai dive sites chosen based on customer requests and best conditions, so if you've down the cathedrals already, you may not have to repeat them within a dive week. Discounts for multiple dive days (20% for 5 or more 2-tank trips. Snacks and deli lunch between dives on am charters. Will transport your gear to/from shop and boat slip. Rinse buckets at shop, with space to store your gear in your own mesh bag between dive days. We saw a whale shark on one Lanai trip and a school of false killer whales between dives on another day. Conditions ranged from little current to strong surges (during a south swell on few days). I wear a 5 mm full wetsuit because I get cold, but divers wore only dive shorts or bathing suit.
Websites Lahaina Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, all Hawaiian islands, Fiji, Palau, Maldives.
Closest Airport OGG Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I don't use a camera, but there is a dedicated bucket onboard.
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By report author: Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Jul 31, 2016 09:11 EST  
Forgot to checkoff the "dive your own profile" box as yes. You need to have your own computer or rent one from LD. No deco, or you're sitting out the next dive.
By report author: Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Oct 09, 2016 00:39 EST  
Apologize for my spelling errors. Went back Sep 25-Oct 2. 10 dives, all great, including seeing 19 hammerheads on the Molokai dive trip.
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